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If you've ever tried to get your head around how the IRB Rugby World Rankings work, this might help.
Based on this detailed explanation on the IRB website, the following program emulates the method used
for calculating rating points exchange; the basis of the official ranking system.  The same algorithm is
used for building pick & go's relative ranking matrix and the Super Rugby rankings.

Rating Points Exchange Calculator

HomeRatingAwayRating

1) Enter the current IRB rating of the

team here:

and the

team here:

(for example...     WAL76.92SCO76.36)

2) Is the match being played at a Neutral venue (where neither side has Home Advantage)?

3) Is this match part of a Rugby World Cup tournament?

4) Click

AUS (on 86.88 points) at home -vs- WAL (on 80.70 points)
Possible OutcomeRating Point
Exchange
New AUS
Rating
New WAL
Rating
Will WAL
overtake AUS?
If AUS win by 1-15 points0.08286.9680.62No
If AUS win by more than 150.12387.0080.58No
If result is a draw0.91885.9681.62No
If WAL win by 1-15 points1.91884.9682.62No
If WAL win by more than 152.87784.0083.58No
Rankings from IRB website as at 14 April
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